In the business world of competition, company needs to grow to capture more market shares to survive. While organic growth is natural and the most common method used, growing through merger & acquisition (M&A) , if properly executed, can achieve the same result in a better and faster way.

Understanding various aspects of M&A will give senior management another option to consider when the opportunity arises, best still, such opportunity may be created due to the in-depth knowledge and understanding of the process. The end result is to enhance shareholders value.

Course Details:



• To understand why 90% of the M&A deals fail subsequently despite of its good intention.


• To appreciate why M&A is a good alternative for growing businesses. 


• To learn what to look for when conducting M&A due diligence to ensure a better success rate.


• To learn how to value the targeted company.


• At the end of the course, participants will have a good understanding how to execute a successful M&A from initial phase of identifying potential targets ,  carrying out proper due diligence, to successful integration.


I. M& A Trend

• World wide

• Singapore


II. Various considerations before & during M&A process

• Strategic Plan

• Due diligence

• Acquisition process

• Management of integration

• People issue


III. Valuation method & some basic concepts

• Basic financial statements

• Discounted cash-flow

• Terminal value


IV. Lessons learnt from how company integrates acquisitions


V. What to look out for during due diligence

• Commercial & Business-sense

• Business prospect /forecast

• Cultural fit/Human resource

• Technology & IT related matters

• Legal issue



• Presentation
• Case studies
• Discussion


Seow Sin Leng has 40 years of working experience in small & medium size manufacturing firms locally & regionally. His roles involve mainly in finance, human resources, due diligence for M&A , management. The industries cover shipbuilding & repairing, paper products, printed circuits boards assembly (PCBA), equipment build,  monitor, liquid crystal displays (LCD) and printed circuit board (PCB). As CFO and senior management , he involved IPO ( Initial public offer) of a company for  listing in the Singapore Stock Exchange.

Included in the 40 years was a 5-year overseas experience in China (Shenzhen, Suzhou, Changshu), HK, Taiwan, and Thailand as regional finance manager.
Towards later part of his career, Sin Leng worked as part-time management consultant to a 3-party joint venture manufacturing company in Shanghai. His role involved reviewing monthly financials to highlight & suggest areas for improvement; working with local management team to improve performance through enhancing existing capabilities and building new capabilities.
As head of human resource department in a company he worked before, he conducted in-house training  for employees, these cover topics such as performance management, finance for non-financial personnel, enterprise risk management, scenario planning, etc.
Sin Leng holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from then the University of Singapore, pursued and completed Executive MBA program from NUS, and attended ‘Future China Advanced Leadership Programme’ jointly organized by NTU business school and Business China. In addition, He also holds a Professional diploma in Training & Development."

Administrative Details:

Scheduled Dates

• Date to be advised


• S$ 450 per participant

• S$ 400 per participant for 2 participants from the same organisation

• S$ 350 per participant for 3 or more participants from the same organisation


• 9 am - 1 pm (Half Day - Lunch will be provided)


• PIC Claimable for Company Sponsored Participants.



A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the workshop.


• Coffee & tea with snacks during the morning breaks

• Buffet lunch with vegetarian & halal options


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